Cheti Chand Celebrations at Dharmakshetra


Cheti Chand Celebrations at Dharmakshetra

The Sindhi community celebrates the festival of Cheti Chand in honour of the birth of Ishtadeva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal, the patron saint of the Sindhis. This day is considered to be very auspicious and is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. On this day, people worship water – the elixir of life.

Cheti Chand was celebrated at Dharmakshetra on 29th March 2015. After the initial prayers which began at Sathy...adeep, the Bhairano Sahen, Chhej arrives at Shantideep Mandir around 6.15 pm. Ms Hina Shahdadpuri was master of ceremonies. A short video film on Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His Work (dubbed in Sindhi) was shown. Mr. Ashish Shahdadpuri gave a brief talk on the life of Jhulelal. There was also a musical programme by Kanta Tinani and group for one hour. The programme culminated with the Aarti & Palau around 8 pm followed by prasad .....

Cheti Chand Celebrations at Dharmakshetra on 29th March 2015

Ram Navami in DHARMAKSHETRA - 28th March 2015

Alzheimers & Related Disorders Day in Dharmakshetra

A camp was conducted at Dharmakshetra on 9th March 2015 by Sri Sathya Sai Trust Maharashtra at Dharmakshetra on 9th March 2014 on Alzheimers & Related Disorders.

Alzheimer's, accounts for 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events (short term memory loss). As the disease advances, symptoms can include: problems with language, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self care, and behavioural issues. As a person's condition declines, she or he often withdraws from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the average life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.The cause of Alzheimer's disease is poorly understood. About 70% of the risk is believed to be genetic with many genes usually involved. Other risk factors include: a history of head injuries, depression or hypertension. The disease process is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain. A probable diagnosis is based on the history of the illness and cognitive testing with medical imaging and blood tests to rule out other possible causes. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal ageing. Examination of brain tissue is needed for a definite diagnosis. Mental and physical exercise, and avoiding obesity may decrease the risk of AD. There are no medications or supplements with evidence to support their use.


Alzheimers & Related Disorders Day in Dharmakshetra

State Conference SSSSO Maharashtra & Goa. 7 Feb 2015

State Conference SSSSO Maharashtra & Goa. 8 Feb 2015

Laksharchana at Dharmakshetra Feb 1 2014.





The mergence of Smt Sarla Shah with the Divine at  the most auspicious moment , on  the most auspicious day of Makarsankranthi ,2015, is not an event to mourn but a moment of inspiration to the whole world. A pointer to all women that even in this age of Kali, one can live by strictly adhering to the virtues and values of ideal womanhood for Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba always held that Ideal and virtuous women form the bedrock of a safe and sound society where man would have an opportunity to realise his inherent divinity which is the supreme goal of life.

Smt Sarla Shah was “Sarla Aunty” to many,” Amma “to millions and “Mummy” to the family. However, the most coveted title she got was from the Lord Himself was “Sarla Ma.” She indeed achieved the Divine status of being acknowledged by the Divine as an ideal woman, loving mother and gracious aunty.

The persona of Sarla Ma was indeed brilliant from all facets of life. As an individual, she was an epitome of perfection. Her immaculate sense of dressing adorning those beautiful sarees stood her apart as a symbol of elegance, modesty, beauty and divinity and was indeed a  lesson to learn for all women fashionists that there is a way of Divine Dignity that woman must maintain. As an individual, her character was impeccable and resplendent with uprightness, discipline and obedience to her Master. She was brave to speak her conscience out but with love and compassion, qualities that endeared her to the Lord. She exhibited exemplary poise in both personal sorrow and joy signifying her true devotion to her Master.

As a mother, her maternal instincts knew no bounds. She showered her love profusely on her children, be it the son she lost at a young age or her daughter that grew up to be her main support or the son-in-law who became her son-in-love and in whose lap she preferred to breathe her last . As a wife, she played a great supporting role to the enigmatic husband , Shri Indulal Shah. Despite being an outstanding persona, Sarla Ma was humble in her support to her husband because for her family values were sacrosanct.

Despite fulfilling all her roles as a wife, mother and as the foundation of her family, she had the capacity to extend her love to society at large. From her days as a youth ,her sense of patriotism was immense. She chose to stand by the freedom struggle of Mahatma Gandhi and participated whole heartedly in the movement and was actively involved in the running of an underground Radio Station to support the freedom struggle. This bravado transformed into true Seva under the directives of the Divine Master, as she became the prime instrument to lay down the foundations of the Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Program in the world and became the universal mother to all Bal Vikas children of the world. She ceaselessly worked as the Editor of the Bal Vikas Magazine which was very dear to her heart till her last breath. She became the chosen instrument for the Master to flag off the Mahila Vibhag of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation.

Her life was indeed a reflection of her Divine Master. She lived her life and carried herself with such humility and modesty that she commanded great awe and respect from the Divine Master. It is now a part of Divine History that her sorrow and her happiness were spontaneously reflected by the Avatar of the Age. In fact, the Lord personally visited Sarla Ma in Mumbai to be by her side during her brief illness. This indeed is testimony of the ceaseless devotion and dedication of Sarla Ma to her Master where she finally merged to find her ultimate Peace.


Grand procession of the Ayyappa pooja at Dharmakshetra on 14th December, 2014

Sri Sathya Sai Youth Awareness Programme and Musical Competition 14th December 2014 at Dharmakshetra

Art and Street Play Competition at Dharmakshetra 13th December 2014

SSSVIP Gram Seva 30th Nov 2014

89th Birthday Celebrations Morning Programme

89th Birthday Celebrations Evening Programme

Global Akhand Bhajan Zone 1 Nov 2014

Maata ki Chowki at Dharmakshetra 2014

Vijaya Dashami at Dharmakshetra - 3rd October, 2014 Image

Navaratri 1st October 2014 - Dharmakshetra Image

Ganesh Chaturthi at Dharmakshetra - 29th August, 2014

Krishna Janmasthami Celebrations at Dharmakshetra (2014)